Stephen Fleming, RAIR Program Director
As a student, Fleming attended the Santa Barbara Art Institute in California and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After moving to London he received a Certificate in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts, where he studied with Peter Greenham, Roderic Barrett and Fred Dubery. Returning to the USA, Fleming received his undergraduate degree from Sacramento State University; afterwards managing the non-profit Open Ring Galleries also in Sacramento. In 1985 he earned his MFA from the University of California, Davis, with Honors. While studying at UCD he assisted Wayne Thiebaud, Manual Neri, Roland Peterson and Mike Henderson with their teaching duties and doing studio work with Robert Arneson in TB9, while attending seminars with William Wegman and Garner Tullis. After grad school Fleming was awarded residencies at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. In 1987 Fleming was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grant. Fleming has also taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Foundation and Painting Departments, Louisiana State University, Ceramics and at Baylor University, 3-D Design, Drawing. Since 1994 he has been the Program Director for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.
Diane Marsh, Historic Studios at berrendo road director
Diane Marsh is the current Director of the Historic Studios at Berrendo Road. She graduated from the University of Buffalo with an MFA degree in painting in 1978. In 1979 She received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and moved to New York City. In 1980 she received a grant from the RAiR Foundation and embarked on her first trip to the American West. After returning to NYC in 1981 she continued to show, was represented by the Struve Gallery in Chicago and received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1985. She received grants from the Nebraska State Arts Council (2001) and the Kittridge Foundation (2003) and has work in collections around the country including the Hess Collection Museum (Napa, CA), The Museum of Nebraska Arts (Kearney, NE), Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe, NM), The Sheldon Museum of Art (Lincoln, NE), The Albuquerque Museum, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum (St. Joseph, MO), West Texas Museum (Lubbock, TX) and others. She enjoys immensely the task of preserving the Historic Studios as living and working homes and studios for artists. Most recently (2017) she obtained recognition for the Historic Studios at Berrendo Road and it is now listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Nancy Fleming, Anderson Museum Director
Nancy Fleming, BFA Kansas City Art Institute, has worked for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation in many capacities for more than 20 years and is currently director of the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Nancy also teaches the art classes at Sidney Gutierrez Middle School, collects too many things, creates everything from graphics to collages, from costumes to floats. She has exhibited an upscaled thrift store handicraft living room both at ArtPrize and at the University of New Mexico, Gallup. She volunteers for many organizations and is co-founder of the Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum in Roswell (opening 2018). If there is a lull moment, she will fill it up with something….